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Bent Sørensen - St Matthew Passion

Orchestras / Ensembles
Catalogue numberBIS-2611 SACD
Release date2023-03-03
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time65:32

To mark Oslo International Church Music Festival’s anniversary in 2020, a new St Matthew Passion was commissioned from Bent Sørensen, one of northern Europe’s most performed and admired composers and winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Music in 2018. The première was postponed owing to the pandemic and had to wait the following year for a streamed world première that reached a large number of listeners and viewers throughout Europe.
The libretto [in English] was curated by Jakob Holtze and is made of fragments of the Gospels of Matthew and John, traditional mass texts, as well as poetry by six authors, three of them women. In his work, Sørensen says, ‘lies a love passion. Not only Christ’s love declaration to all humankind, through crucifixion and resurrection, but also a simple and beautiful love. The passion for the people we love.’
Sørensen’s St Matthew Passion is performed by the Norwegian Soloists’ Choir and Ensemble Allegria under the direction of Grete Pedersen, a musical partnership that has resulted in several award-winning recordings for BIS over the years.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Sørensen, Bent
  St Matthew Passion (2019) 65:27
01 I. In veils of mist 10:52 $ 1.63 USD
02 II. Betania 04:00 $ 0.60 USD
03 III. Psalm 04:06 $ 0.62 USD
04 IV. Wild Nights 06:26 $ 0.97 USD
05 V. Crucifixus 09:05 $ 1.36 USD
06 VI. Lament 11:13 $ 1.68 USD
07 VII. Tenebrae 04:29 $ 0.67 USD
08 VIII. Magdalena 05:43 $ 0.86 USD
09 IX. The shore again, Galilee 02:10 $ 0.33 USD
10 X. Into the Mist 07:23 $ 1.11 USD
  Album total 65:32
ComposerSørensen, Bent
ChoirDet Norske Solistkor
EnsembleEnsemble Allegria
ConductorPedersen, Grete

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